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Hello, everyone.

I'd like to announce that I'm leaving deviantART in the end of April. The reasons for my decision are a few and I don't want to write down long explanations, I'd just say deviantART is not giving me enough opportunities to express myself, neither is is helping me appreciate art enough.

I know it's the biggest art website out there, but I began to find it too messy and even snobby over the years. It's the biggest art community, yet most people are self-centered and not really hostile. I don't think giving out llama badges for free or for points is the rightful way to attract people, for example. I basically admire almost any kind of art, not only photography, but unfortunately the website is full of tasteless and ugly 'artworks': desktop screenshots, photos of lunch food, pet cats and such stuff. I'll give you an example. Whenever I browse the website I come across not to artistic nude photographies but to PORN! For instance, I search the People & Portraits category with a key word and stumble upon close-up photos of male and female reproductive organs, listed as Artistic Nude. It's tasteless, gross and disturbing. I don't think ''tea'' has anything to do with a ''macro'' photo of a clitoris or a penis, for example, but it's still tagged like this. If I wanted that kind of ''tea'' I'd just browse a porn site, but not hopelessly trying to find portraits of people drinking tea. 

Also, I used to have many deviantart friends, who were actively submitting artworks which I appreciated and was inspired of, or we were writing thoughtful critiques and comments to each others. It was a real community, but regrettably many of these people forgot about the site and moved to other communities, so I was kind of left here alone. 

Also, I'd like to really focus on my photography skills, so I chose a website more suitable for photography. If you're still interested in my photography and don't want to miss it, make sure you like my Facebook Page and my 500px! ;)

Feel free to share with me your facebook and 500px pages, as well as Twitter and Instagram accounts, so I can stay in touch with your art :heart:

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Ivan Mitkov
Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
Bulgaria
Residence: Sofia, Bulgaria.
Education:I'm currently a junior university student of Molecular Biology in the University of Sofia.
Interests: Photography and photo retouch, Biology, Science, Nature, Traveling, Cycling, Music, Friends.
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:iconst2wok:
happy birthday! :party:
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ivanmitkoff 5 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! ^_^
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Dieffi Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
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thefreewolf Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the :+fav: s
IMG_6735 shore heaven
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:iconmisspoc:
Thanks for your fave :)
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viplolz Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Mersi za fav-a :)
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Danijel-Knez Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Greetings and thank you for all the faves!
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:iconivanmitkoff:
ivanmitkoff Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome!
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ZacAvalanche Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist

Hey, thanks so much for the :llama:!  :D

I hope you'll watch my page. :la:

You might be interested to know, I have a 2,000 point giveaway going on right now.  You can check it out at my page!

 

Thanks again! :hug: 

Zac

p.s. I just launched the official website for my web-comic Life with Superheroes!
I have been building it myself, so I would love to know what you think. :D
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